JN Resolutions

Below are the current JN Resolutions that have been passed and are currently affecting the JN:

  1. On November 25, 2017 the JN established the Human Rights Fund (HRF). With an initial investment of 300 RP, the resolution dissolved the Refugee Fund and created a new fund that will be used to help nations with human rights related problems. Nations will need to fill out a Request for Aid to get help from the HRF.

  2. On November 11, 2017 the JN passed the Request for Aid Reform resolution which eliminates the "Super Council" and requires Requests for Aid to be debated and voted on by the Senate and General Assembly in order to pass. The President also gets veto power and a tie-breaking vote for Requests for Aid. 

  3. JN Government Reform Resolution (March 17, 2012, amended September 7, 2017) — This resolution made six changes to the JN Government. These were:
    • The title “Consul” will be changed to “President”.
    • The Supreme Council is renamed to "the Senate" and the title "Senator" is created
    • The President serves a term of four meetings. After the fourth meeting of the President's term, a new election for President will be held.
    • A President is limited to only 3 terms (12 meetings) of service.
    • Senate members serve a term of 4 meetings. After the fourth meeting, a new election for Sentors will be held.
    • The President will be paid a salary of 10RP per meeting.
    • All Senators will be paid a salary of 5RP per meeting.

  4. On April 22, 2017, the JN passed a resolution that punishes countries for investing in dirty energy like coal and oil and rewards them for investing in renewable energy. This resolution does the following:
    • adds a 1 RP tax to IP transactions
    • a 10% tax added to gains made from Random Events and Current Events that show a country is using dirty energy
    • a 10% reward is given to gains made from Random Events and Current Events that show a country is using renewable energy

  5. On April 22, 2017, the JN established the Food Shortage Program. This resolution requires the JN to pay for problems related to famine or other food shortages after the country with the problem pays 5 RP. The resolution also pays 30 RP to Kenya to fix its current food problem.

  6. On March 25, 2017, the JN passed the Resolution on Handling JN Debt. This resolution established the following rules regarding JN Memebers going into debt.
    • This resolution will formally allow JN nations to go into debt (have a RP total of less than 0).
    • A nation that goes into debt will need to pay an interest rate of 15% on the amount owed (total RP < 0 = amount owed, Example: -30 RP = 30 x .15 interest owed
    • All interest paid by nations will go into the JN Welfare Fund
    • No nation is allowed to go more than 50% of its total wealth in debt. Example: A nation with a total wealth of 200 is only allowed to go 100 RP into debt (-100 RP)
    • Nations who do not pay back their debt or interest can be subjected to punishment by the JN through resolution

  7. On March 11, 2017, the JN passed the Health Care and Insurance resolution. This resolution increased the function of the General Welfare Fund to act as a health insurance fund. JN members can now pay 5 RP to receive automatic aid from the GWF for health and health care related problems or Random Events in their country.

  8. On October 8, 2016, the JN amended the Resolution to Stop Excessive Pollution and Climate Change Fund by combining both into the Environmental Protection Fund. The fund is governed by the following rules:
    • A carbon tax of 1.5 RP per Industry Point is paid into a Environmental Protection Fund at each meeting
    • 50% of the value of all environment related problems or random events are paid automatically by the Environmental Protection Fund. Aid above 50% of the problem requires a Request for Aid per usual.
    • A fine is established for countries caught (via current event or random event) causing too much pollution to pay a fine of 50% the value of the problem into the Environmental Protection Fund
    • Countries may bring evidence of pollution and declare a fine for the country to pay to the JN General Assembly. The JN decides by vote to levy the fine to be paid into the fund.
       
  9. On December 13, 2014, the Resignation/Removal Penalty resolution was passed. All JN Government Officials (including the History Committee) now have to pay a penalty of 15RP if they choose to resign their position before their term is up. All officials who are removed from office by the JN Genaeral Assembly must pay a penalty of 30RP. All penalties are paid into the JN Welfare Fund.

  10. On May 24, 2014 (amended by the JN on January 31, 2015), the JN voted to establish the History Committee of the JN that is charged with the task of writing the history of the Joined Nations and keeping the world updated on what is happening in the JN. The resolution mandates the following
    • Election of two members to a History Committee
    • Committee members earn 10 RP/week and can only be removed by a JN Resolution
    • Committee members are charged with researching and writing the history of the JN and posting it to the JN Website. Completion of this task will give the Committee members a 1IP bonus.
    • Committee members are charged with taking notes during meetings and updating the JN News page on the JN Website.
    • News updates must be posted within 96 hours of the end of the JN meeting, or Committee members must pay a 10RP penalty.

  11. On April 26, 2014, the JN voted 9-1 to amend the Hall of Fame resolution to allow the winner of the Most Outstanding Nation Award to retire the use of their country in the JN. This resolution also commissioned the writing of the history of the Joined Nations and allowed for the selection of a song and number for the year by the entire JN

  12. The JN Meeting Time Limiting resolution was passed on April 12, 2014. This resolution establishes the following rules for each JN Meeting:
    • Maximum number of resolutions that can be proposed by a nation in a single meaning is set at 3
    • The debate on a single resolution cannot last longer than 20 min.
    • The President of the JN is given the power to call for breaks during meetings

  13. A resolution establishing the additional rewards below in the JN was passed on April 12, 2014. The resolution also requires the building of a Hall of Fame page on the JN Website to memorialize the winners.
    • Rookie of the Year
    • Most Improved Nation
    • Best JN Government
    • Most Outstanding Nation (nominated by Mr. Brunken)

  14. (Revised on March 3, 2016) On February 8, 2014, the JN established a General Welfare Fund. The resolution established an income tax that pays into a welfare fund to help poorer countries pay for problems, give financial aid to poorer countries, and relieve the stress of problems. The resolution was amended on February 22, 2014. The conditions of the resolution are as follows:
    • An income tax is established at the following rates to be collected on the income each JN member nation earns in the time between each JN meeting:
      • income > 60 RP = 40% tax into the welfare fund
      • income 50-60 RP = 35% tax into the welfare fund
      • income 40-50 = 30% tax into the welfare fund
      • income 20-40 RP = 20% tax into the welfare fund
      • income 10-20 RP = 10% tax into the welfare fund
      • income < 10 RP = no taxes
      • The US must pay 12 RP into the welfare fund each week there is a JN meeting
      • All income from Random Events are taxed at 20%.
      • All points lost due to problems or Random Events can be deducted from the taxes owed up to 50%
      • Taxes are collected before each JN Meeting automatically.
      • Countries ranked in the bottom 33% in wealth are exempt from all taxes unless their income is higher than 30 RP.
    • Welfare fund will pay 30% of the value of a problem for countries with a total value of less than 30.
    • The General Welfare Fund will pay 50% of all problems facing JN member nations if the affected submits a Request for Aid resolution to the JN.
    • the General Welfare fund will pay up to 100% of problems related to Random Events if a Request for Aid is written.
    • Requests for Aid are decided by a majority vote from the JN President, JN Supreme Council, and Mr. Brunken.
    • Countries with the least wealth get priority in using the Welfare Funds to fix problems
    • If the value of the General Welfare Fund holds more than 45 points in wealth after a JN meeting, the balance of the fund will be distributed evenly among all countries ranked in the bottom 33% in wealth. 
      • No JN member can receive these welfare payments more than two weeks in a row.

  15. A resolution passed on October 19, 2013 changes the rules for how Aid Requests are paid by the JN. The new resolution now stipulates that if a Request of Aid is passed by the JN, 50% of the amount requested must be paid by the country making the request. If said country does not have enough wealth to cover 50% of the problem, then it must pay 50% of its wealth toward the problem.

  16. Supreme Council Salary Reform Resolution, passed on October 12, 2013, changes the salary of Supreme Council members from 5 RP a week to 5 RP a week where there is a resolution submitted to the Supreme Council. This resolution also changes the term of each Supreme Council members from 4 meetings to 4 meetings where resolutions are submitted to the JN.

  17. The Resolution to Establish Oaths of Office, passed on December 15, 2012, states that each Supreme Council member and the JN President will have to take before assuming their office. These oaths are intended to remind serving members of their duties as the President or members of the Supreme Council. The oaths can be administered by whomever the elected official wishes. This resolution established the following oaths.

    For President:

    I do solemnly and sincerely swear before the members of the Joined Nations to faithfully and justly execute the office of President of the Joined Nations. I swear to observe the rules and principles of Joined Nations, faithfully perform my duties to the best of my ability, promote the welfare and security of all nations justly and equally, and will in no way betray the trust of those who elected me. Should I break my oath, I shall be willing to submit myself to the punishment handed down by General Assembly of the Joined Nations. This is my solemn oath.

    For Supreme Council:


    I do solemnly and sincerely swear before the members of the Joined Nations to faithfully and justly execute the office of Supreme Council of the Joined Nations. I swear to observe the rules and principles of Joined Nations, faithfully perform my duties to the best of my ability, promote the welfare and security of all nations justly and equally, and will in no way betray the trust of those who elected me. Should I break my oath, I shall be willing to submit myself to the punishment handed down by General Assembly of the Joined Nations. This is my solemn oath.

  18. The Succession of Presidential Power Amendment passed on October 20, 2012, adds to the JN rules an order of power transfer when the President is absent on the day of a meeting. Now, if the President is absent on the day of a meeting, presidential powers transfer in this order:
    • the current longest-serving Senator, if there is a tie then
    • the richest, longest-serving Senator, if there is still a tie then 
    • power transfers to the richest member of the JN, Mr. Brunken.